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« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2006, 01:55:13 AM »

OK, what about Superboy Prime? Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2006, 03:06:01 AM »

Superboy did pop up for Crisis (first in DC Comics Presents).  I never really liked the idea of Earth Prime having a superhero --the whole uniqueness of Earth Prime meant no superheroes.    If Superboy was created for Crisis just to be sent into the Paradise Dimension, the whole idea was a waste.  I'm sure he was just created as an homage and to write a unique "what if" story  --as opposed to the Pocket Universe Superboy Byrne et al being invented to explain away the pre-Crisis Legion (a need that seems to be negated by the Crisis itself).
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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2006, 03:15:33 AM »

That's more along the lines of what I was thinking...I liked Earth Prime as Earth and not to be messed with, if it had to be created at all...but as with most things, writers will tend to fiddle...since Superboy Prime had self contained stories, I just never thought he was created "for" the Crisis is all...
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2006, 04:17:02 AM »

JLA No. 153 had another Earth-Prime hero named Ultraa.
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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2006, 04:23:41 AM »

Yeah, a 1978 example of "monkeying" with Earth Prime... Cool
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« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2006, 12:07:14 PM »

Quote from: "Super Monkey"
JLA No. 153 had another Earth-Prime hero named Ultraa.


Was he a multi-alien?
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« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2006, 06:38:30 PM »

Quote from: "Klar Ken T5477"
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JLA No. 153 had another Earth-Prime hero named Ultraa.


Was he a multi-alien?


No, it's actually crazier than that, believe it or not.

Ultraa was a red-haired Superman-like alien that crashed landed on Earth in Australia, and he was raised by Australian Aborigines (!). During a battle with the Justice League, he migrated to Earth-1, where he hid his powers and got work as a janitor. Later, he moved back to Australia. He was a League opponent, but he was not truly evil, just naive and easily tricked.
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« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2006, 04:00:18 AM »

Quote from: "JulianPerez"
Quote from: "Klar Ken T5477"
Quote from: "Super Monkey"
JLA No. 153 had another Earth-Prime hero named Ultraa.


Was he a multi-alien?


No, it's actually crazier than that, believe it or not.

Ultraa was a red-haired Superman-like alien that crashed landed on Earth in Australia, and he was raised by Australian Aborigines (!). During a battle with the Justice League, he migrated to Earth-1, where he hid his powers and got work as a janitor. Later, he moved back to Australia. He was a League opponent, but he was not truly evil, just naive and easily tricked.


Did he move back to Earth-One's Australia or Earth-Prime's?
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